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We are in the running for Scottish Charity of the Year

  MND Scotland is celebrating being named as Charity of the Year finalist in the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards. Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the awards celebrate the amazing work of charities, community groups and people across Scotland who dedicate themselves to making Scotland a better place to live. MND Scotland has had an incredible year, raising awareness of this devastating illness and supporting those affected by… read more »

Lend Lease Charity Partnership 2015

We are delighted to announce that MND Scotland will be one of the charity partners for 2015 with multinational property and infrastructure company Lend Lease. Lend Lease’s charitable activities are organised by their staff as part of their Guvnors Club They will be holding their annual Golf Day at Craigielaw Golf Club on 4th June, and organising the Guvnors Club Ceilidh in November. Staff will also be participating in a… read more »

On your marks…..

  The smell of hotdogs and fried onions filled the air at Strathclyde Park, taking everyone back to childhood summers spent at Gala Days and street parties. Like these days, the atmosphere on Saturday (16th May) was one of great fun and excitement. It was the annual MND Scotland Strathclyde Park Fun Run. We had 850 people already pre-registered – the highest number yet, with more expected to sign up on… read more »

Daily Record – Our Hero Awards

  What a weekend it’s been for MND!! On Friday night Lisa and Gemma attended the star studded Daily Record Our Heroes Awards in Glasgow. Gordon Aikman and Lucy Lintott – both of whom have MND, were finalists in the Fundraising Hero category and were named joint winners of the award. Both took to the stage to a massive applause and were thrilled to be recognised for their fundraising efforts… read more »

Hard Times – The Fernando Ricksen Story

  Hard Times – a moving documentary about Fernando Ricksen will be shown on Sky Sports 1 this Sunday (3rd May) at 7pm. The documentary shows Fernando as he battles Motor Neurone Disease. Watch a clip from the documentary here. MND Scotland have great admiration for Fernando Ricksen. Earlier in the year Rangers Football Club hosted a Tribute match for Fernando, from which the proceeds were split four ways, with… read more »

Mark Craig’s Story

  MND Scotland supporter and MND patient Mark Craig’s personal story has been featured in the Evening Times today (21st April 2015). Mark lives with children Ben and nine-year-old Jessica and his wife Charlene, 34, in a specially adapted home in Castlemilk. The family’s world changed forever when Mark was told the news. Mark said: “I had a twitch in my arm. I went to my GP and everyone thought it… read more »

Jonathan Bailey to ‘Trot, Skip and Cartwheel’ the London Marathon for Gordon’s Fightback

  Broadchurch and Dr Who star Jonathan Bailey is to ‘trot, skip and cartwheel’ the 2015 London Marathon in aid of Gordon’s Fightback. After developing ‘runners knee’ during training the star is under strict doctors orders NOT TO RUN. However Jonathan said he is determined still to complete marathon. Jonathon, who Best Man to Gordon’s partner Joe at their wedding in Edinburgh last month, said: “I need your help. One of… read more »

Mount Kilimanjaro 2015

  We’re looking for MND Scotland supporters to join us in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2015. It’s the highest mountain in Africa and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The feeling you get as you climb Kilimanjaro and watch the sun rise over the vast African plains with other MND Scotland supporters will be a truly incredible experience – one you’ll never forget. This event, with Really Wild… read more »

Political penalties for MND

  In a rare show of unity today, both Labour and the Conservatives took part in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to raise awareness for The shoot-out saw Labour win 3 – 2, with Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy scoring the winning penalty. MND Scotland CEO, Craig Stockton, said: “I want to say a massive thank you to both the Labour and Conservative teams for taking time out of this… read more »

Opinion: MND support payments must be quicker

  This week our Communications Officer Gemma Bradley wrote a piece for the Edinburgh Evening News on Gordon’s Fightback Campaign and our current priorities for people affected by MND. Read the piece below:   This week Gordon Aikman gave an impassioned speech at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in a plea to all party leaders to ensure Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research funds are doubled. The last few months have… read more »